In this month’s newsletter, we discuss elements of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations – in particular tariff negotiations and rules of origin – as well as other important trade and related developments for Africa.
tralac has also prepared a Trade Report – Can the AfCFTA evolve into a New Generation Partnership for Africa? – and a selection of Factsheets on aspects of the AfCFTA and the negotiations process.
tralac’s 2021 virtual Annual Conference took place on 22 & 23 July on the theme:
COVID-19 has changed Africa and the world – how should we respond?
Download the concept note, programme, and background briefing papers.
tralac maintains a collection of regional and national trade-related resources and policy documents, including copies of the texts and annexes of regional trade agreements from the African RECs, the AfCFTA, TFTA and African Union.
We also house resources on Africa’s global trade relations, including the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU, BRICS trade, and Brexit.
tralac promotes active debate on trade law and policy issues in Africa. This involves monitoring trade negotiations, interpretation of agreements, contribution to debates and discussions on trade developments. Our research is presented in trade briefs, working papers and books, among others.
- pdf Update on the CFTA negotiations: Presentation by Mr Prudence Sebahizi, AUC - 2017 African Prosperity Conference
- pdf COVID-19 and beyond: Trade and health (Revision) - Communication to the WTO General Council, 19 May 2021
- pdf Standards, regulations and COVID-19: what actions taken by WTO members? - Information Note, 4 December 2020
- pdf Trade in Medical Goods in the Context of Tackling COVID-19 - WTO Information Note, 22 December 2020